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Parking Cars Number Review

Little Dragon has had a difficult time with both number and letter recognition.  Some days it seems like he has it, other days it doesn't.  I think that he wants me to give him the answer or Doll Dragon.  He is younger and I think more used to others answering before him or for him.

I saw this awesome number review online and knew I had to make one.

Parking cars number review

I would like to give credit to who came up with this wonderful idea but we did it awhile ago so I no longer remember.  I also didn't save it.  I saw the idea and ran with it.

I liked this idea so much because Little Dragon loves cars!  I thought this would help him remember and hold his attention.

I was pleasantly surprised by Doll Dragons interest in this activity as well.

With Doll Dragon we practiced math using these parking mats.

Little Dragon practiced counting and number recognition.

This activity didn't hold their attention as long as I had hoped.  I think Little Dragon would stick with it longer if Doll Dragon had stuck with it.

I have not been able to do books alive as much as I had wanted because I have been so busy keeping to our curriculum.   Doll Dragon picked out this book at the library that happened to be great for books alive.  Easy read, easy set up, easy re in-act.   It is called Meow and Pots and Pans.

The book was about the animals making a band out of kitchen items.  My Dragons made a bit of noise using the pans but were more interested in cooking.

I don't post much about the time we take reading.  I like to take time and sit with the kids on the couch while they read to me.  Some nights I get really busy and have them bring a chair into the kitchen and read to me while I am cooking, although this is rare.

Doll Dragon is a great reader.  We use Bob Books for her reading practice.  She only has 3 more books out of 20 to read in Collection 1.  She really enjoys reading the Bob Books and the stickers that are provided that match the stories she reads.

Little Dragon is reading a little.  He is 3 and we are working on his sight words.  He still has to read to me though but right now we are practicing him 'reading' what he sees in the pictures.  It makes him feel big to read the same books as his sister and he follows his finger along the words.  It is good practice for when he is ready to read the books.

For the few sight words he does now we played a simple game.  Doll Dragon or I would call out a word and he would place a pom pom on the correct word.

I started constructing these number bags to use sometime later.  I haven't finished them yet.  I am still looking for ideas on what to put inside them because I want them each to be different. 

These are just some of the activities we do that are not on our curriculum or do not fit with our curriculum.  

Our days are full but so is the energy meter.  

Until next time! 


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